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To go 5×5, What % of your 1RM do you need? I’m guessing 60 – 70% and are you meant to fail on any set?
I wouldn’t recommend 5 x 5 to a beginner who is trying to bulk up. It’s fine if your main goal is strength but ….
It’s a great way for intermediate to advanced lifters to add variety to their programs or bust through a plateau. Beginners should concentrate on form and perform lifts in a variety of rep ranges.
Dule, that looks like a great bulking shake but I don’t thing its ideal for peri (before, during after)-workouts.
My preference is 1:2 P to C plus creatine, leucine if you can stomach and afford it with glutamine optional. Mixed in water.